Due to increased visitation, reservation of a shelter only provides ten (10) “reserved” parking spaces, not the entire lot. Park staff will mark off 10 parking spaces at the appropriate parking lot the morning of the reservation, but can not guarantee more parking spaces for shelter users. Visitors accessing the shelter may need to park in other parking lots, and may need to wait in line for parking spaces to open up.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Firearms and other weapons are prohibited except that those with a proper permit may possess a concealed handgun in permitted areas and under the requirements of North Carolina G.S. 14-415.11. All firearms and weapons are prohibited in state park visitor centers and park offices.
Gates lock at specific hours posted upon entering the park throughout the year.
Pets are allowed except in park buildings and swim areas, but they must be on a leash no longer than six feet and cannot be left unattended.
Special activity permit shall be required for special events like weddings, bike events, festivals, etc. Please contact the park office for further information.
Unlicensed vehicles, unregistered motorcycles, golf carts, ATV's and mini-bikes are prohibited with the exception of mobility-aid devices used by a mobility-impaired person. All vehicles are prohibited from walkways, trails and other areas not designated for such purposes.